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March

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What’s new with DUIs?

Did you know that being impaired in a canoe is a potential offence? This comes as one of the many implications of the new laws on driving under the influence. Bill C-46, which came into force in December 2018, has … Continue reading


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March

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What’s new with the laws on adducing prior sexual activity and complainant’s records as evidence?

Sections 276 of the Criminal Code of Canada has been dubbed “rape shield law”. Essentially, it affords protections to complainants, with respect to adducing their prior sexual history as evidence in criminal proceedings. The idea is to protect alleged victims … Continue reading


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February

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An Update on the Legality of Cannabis

Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, is now law. The bill is a piece of government legislation that legalized access to recreational cannabis in Canada when it came into force on October 17, 2018.


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February

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As of January 1, 2019: Ontario’s New Distracted Driving Laws

You can now face heftier penalties if convicted of distracted driving and/or careless driving.


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April

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident Can Cost You

An auto accident can leave anyone feeling disoriented, shaken up, and scared. What happens now? Many people worry about encountering the police. For some, they have never had to deal with the police before. In the moments immediately following an … Continue reading

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